The Best Damn Mashed Potatoes On Earth!!!

Mashed potatoes are an american classic. This quintessential side dish goes great with practically everything. Over the years I’ve learned quite a few tips and tricks to making the creamiest, most flavorful mashed potatoes you could ever create and today I’m going to share those tips and my fail-safe recipes with you! 

Bake the potatoes

This is what makes the potatoes smooth and luscious. Boiling tends to yield inconsistencies between the outside getting overcooked and inside being undercooked which results in lumpy potatoes. Baking may take a little more time but once you try it, you’ll never boil again.

Secret ingredients

There are a few. First, chicken broth. This is a great way to add in some flavor and saltiness. A trick I picked up from a friend and, wow, does it make a difference. Cheese is my other special trick. I use a little cream cheese and parmesan for an extra decadent flavor that always blows my guests away. Then, of course, real garlic if you’re making garlic mashed potatoes. Minced finely, let it rest for 30 minutes before serving and the garlic will infuse itself into every wonderful bite!

This recipe is so popular, I have been designated as the official mashed potato maker for my family’s Thanksgiving for the past 5 years. I spend a couple hours making about 15 pounds worth of potatoes for this event. And it’s so wonderful to see everyone devour my awesome recipe! I hope your family loves it as much as ours!

The Best Damn Mashed Potatoes on Earth!
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  1. 5 lb red potatoes
  2. 1 cup milk
  3. 1 cup chicken broth
  4. 1/2 cup butter
  5. 4 oz cream cheese
  6. 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  7. 4 garlic cloves, minced (optional)
  8. 1 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Bake potatoes on the bottom rack for about 30 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add potatoes and all other ingredient to a large bowl.
  4. Beat until smooth.
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  5. I love red potatoes… they’re my go to for making smashed or mashed potatoes. And I love the name of your recipe! 😉

  6. Garlic and cream cheese…the only way this could get better is if you add bacon!
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  7. Do you have mashed potato wars at your Thanksgiving meal, too? For some reason, those mashed potatoes are the one thing everyone wants to one-up people on.

    This recipe looks excellent — red potatoes, definitely, and that addition of cream cheese is inspired. I’m giving these a try!
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    • Thankfully no. We’re pretty low key folk and everyone loves my recipe. So it was a unanimous decision that I take on the responsibility. I’m pretty sure everyone was simply relieved that it was one less thing they had to worry about making lol.

  8. Mmmm, mashed potatoes from red potatoes, I think YES! These look great and I love love love making homemade potatoes and am always looking to see what other people put in theirs to kick it up a notch! So trying this, we just got a huge bag of giant red potatoes from my husbands work so score! Thanks for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday and hope to see you this week!
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  11. Lol Love the beat the hello out of the potatoes part! made me giggle! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!
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  14. This is indeed the best mashed potatoes! Thanks for sharing!

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